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Rockwall nearly beats undefeated Highland Park Friday night, losing 49-39

Rockwall quarterback Adam Dingwell completed 25 of 42 passes to six different receivers for 454 yards and four touchdowns as the Yellow jackets nearly pulled off a huge upset while losing to undefeated Highland Park Friday night, 49-39, at the Highlander Stadium.

Highland Park scored a touchdown on it’s first six possessions and then hung on in the second half to win, behind quarterback Luke Woodley, who completed a career high 26 of 38 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for two TDS of 1 and 2 yards.

The Scots defense stopped Rockwall’s (3-6, 2-4) first drive, and then the teams traded touchdowns on the next seven drives combined.

Both teams combined for 1,089 total yards and three receivers had more than 100 yards. Rockwall’s Jarron White caught seven passes for 177 yards, Will Beasley caught eight for 112 yards and Scot Morgan Stringer caught five for 171 yards.

Rockwall did have its chances to win. The Jackets had two drives end inside the Highland Park 10-yard line.

Highland Park’s defense stopped Rockwall on fourth down at it’s own two-yard line midway through the third quarter.  Matt Bonano intercepted a pass in the Highland Park end zone two possessions later.

Dingwell also barely missed connecting on a deep throw into the end zone on the final play of the first half.

The win sets up Highland Park (9-0, 6-0) for next Thursdays clash at Rockwall Heath (9-0, 6-0) that will determine the District 10-4A title.

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Rockwall posts big win, beats Carrollton Newman-Smith, 41-6

Quarterback Adam Dingwell completed 11 of 12 passes for 186 yards for two TDs and rushed for another to lead Rockwall to a 41-6 pasting of Carrollton’s Newman-Smith High School last night in District 10-4A action at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

Yellow Jackets’ Running back Josh Broach rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries, scoring a 31-yard touchdown, plus caught a 20-yard TD pass from Dingwell.

Running back Jarron White rushed 74 yards on five carries, including a 67-yard run in the second quarter. 

Kicker Grant Gunderson also scored on a 53-yard punt return in the third quarter, kicked two of three extra points and made six tackles for Rockwall (3-5, 2-3).

Newman-Smith dominated time of possession nearly two to one, plus made 18 first downs to the Yellow Jackets’ ten, but they fumbled twice inside Rockwall’s 10- yard line – including a dropped snap from center at the one-yard line.

A blocked field goal and superb defensive play by Rockwall kept Newman-Smith scoreless until the third quarter.

For more Rockwall area sports scores, photos and stories, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.

Pearce explodes for 37 second-half points to beat Rockwall, 51-35

With a likely District 10 playoff berth at stake, Richardson Pearce exploded for 37 second-half points to come from behind and beat Rockwall Friday night, 51-35, in Class 4A action at Richardson’s Eagle-Mustang Stadium.

Pearce (3-4, 2-2) amassed 581 yards total offense on the night, and Rockwall generated 400 yards total offense.

Pearce running back Josh Gold rushed for 198 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the way, from 16, 15, 79 and 9 yards out. He also caught an 81-yard TD pass from quarterback Caleb Lewis, who completed only seven of 19 passes with two interceptions, but made them good for 211 yards.

Rockwall (2-5, 1-3) led 14-0 to begin the game, and then 21-14 at halftime, but was overpowered in the second half.

Yellow Jacket running back Josh Broach rushed for 129 yards on 13 carries, including a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He also scored on a 12-yard pass play from Adam Dingwell in the fourth quarter.

Rockwall jumped out to the 14-0 lead in the first quarter, behind Aaron Arterburn’s 18-yard TD run and Will Beasley’s 15-yard TD catch of a pass from Adam Dingwell.

Dingwell completed 14 of 21 passes on the night for 175 yards with one interception.

Rockwall’s other score was on Jarron White’s one-yard run in the second quarter.

Grant Gunderson connected on 5 of 5 extra point tries.

For more local sports scores and stories, see the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.

Rockwall finds winning touch, runs over Carrollton R.L. Turner, 42-7

After losing three games in a row, Rockwall regained the winning touch last night and ran over Carrollton’s R.L. Turner, 42-7, at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

Yellow Jackets running backs Jarron White and Anthony Strange each scored twice as Rockwall (2-4, 1-3) rolled up 325 yards rushing on 50 carries. White gained 89 yards on 11 carries, and Strange 24 yards on 5 carries.

Rockwall only passed five times. Quarterback Adam Dingwell completed four for 109 yards.

Tight end Aaron Arterburn took a direct snap and ran 44 yards for a TD on Rockwall’s opening drive.

White then caught a short slant pass from quarterback Adam Dingwell and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. He gained 65 of his 89 rushing yards in the first half and his 13-yard touchdown run gave Rockwall a 28-7 lead with 4:40 left in the second quarter. He left the game early in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.

Strange scored on two and six yard TD runs, in the first and third quarters.

Running backs Del Myles added 68 yards on 14 carries and Josh Broach ran 11 times for 60 yards.

Grant Gunderson connected on six of six extra point tries.

R.L. Turner’s (1-5, 0-3) lone score came three plays after sophomore defensive back Paul Mata recovered a Rockwall fumble. Quarterback Mikal Patterson found receiver Charles Moore all alone down the left sideline for a 43-yard touchdown.

Patterson finished with 115 yards on 10-of-16 passing. Turner only managed 90 yards rushing.

For more Rockwall County sports scores, photos, schedules and stories, visit our Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com/Sports.html.

Rockwall-Heath explodes in second half to beat cross-town rival Rockwall, 38-21

Kendial Lawrence rushed for 291 yards and scored five touchdowns as Rockwall-Heath exploded in the seond half to beat cross-town rival Rockwall, 38-21, in their very first meeting Friday night at a packed Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

With the score tied 14-14 at the half, Rockwall-Heath (5-0, 2-0) quickly scored 17 points on its first three possessions of the third quarter on two long runs by Lawrence of 42 and 62 yards, followed by a 26-yard Brad Howes field goal. 

Lawrence’s two long touchdown runs on back-to-back drives pushed Rockwall-Heath to a quick 28-14 lead. The drives combined took 83 seconds.

Lawrence, who has rushed for over 100 yards in all five Rockwall-Heath games this season, also scored on TD runs of 2 and 4 yards, plus a 17-yard catch for the Hawks first score.

Rockwall (1-4, 0-2) cut the lead to 28-21 on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Adam Dingwell to Will Beasley, but could not score again against the Hawks defense. Beasley had five catches for 108 yards for Rockwall.

Dingwell completed 15 of 21 passes for 228 yards and two TDS for the Yellow Jackets, with one interception. He also scored on a 2-yard run.  

Aaron Arterburn caught Dingwell’s first TD pass in the second quarter on a 45-yard pass play. 

The Hawks Drew Hollingshead completed 13 of 22 passes for 179 yards for one TD.

Everett Gilbert caught 8 of his passes for 97 yards.

Rockwall plays Rockwall-Heath Oct. 3 in first cross-town football game

Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High Schools will meet in a cross-town grid-iron match-up at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium this Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 pm. It will be the first time the two teams have met as opponents since both became classified as 4-A high schools this year.


Rockwall ISD officials say they are expecting a large community crowd to fill the stadium.


Tickets to the game are on sale now, through Oct. 3 at 4 pm – or until supplies last – at the Rockwall ISD Athletic Office on Townsend Rd, located on the north side of the old Utley Freshman Center across from the RISD Maintenance building. Tickets may also be purchased at both high schools and middle schools. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the stadium ticket booth, beginning at 6 p.m. on game day. If ticket sales are as brisk as expected, Rockwall ISD employee identification badges will not work for admission to the game.


Due to the size of the expected crowd, remote parking will be available at the Mickey Florence Multi-purpose Facility located by Rockwall High School on Yellow Jacket Lane. A shuttle service will begin at 6 p.m. and run continuously throughout the entire game. A security patrol will be on duty in this parking lot during the game.


According to RISD officials, the pre-game highlights include a special emphasis on Rockwall ISD’s “Power of One” mentoring program. Over the past few months, Rockwall ISD students have been matched with community mentors. Beginning at 7 p.m., students and their mentors will be honored on the field.  


Additional pre-game activities include various video interviews with coaches and students, a focus on mentor/mentee relationships and highlights of RISD’s “Power of One” and “Honor Before Victory” programs.  Video clips will also focus on Power of One partners Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary International, Lift Up America and Rachel’s Challenge.


For more information regarding the game, call the RISD athletic department at 469-698-7364. 


For information regarding the pre-game activities and the Power of One mentoring program, call the RISD office of communications at 972-771-0605.

Royse City rallies to beat Rockwall at its Homecoming game, 32-20

Royse City exploded with three touchdowns and 22 points in the final quarter and rallied to beat Rockwall at its Homecoming game, 32-20, in district 10-4A action Friday night at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

Quarterback Richard Morrison, who rushed for 157 yards on the night, threw for two touchdowns in the final quarter as the Bulldogs overcame Rockwall’s 14-10 third-quarter lead.

Morrison completed a 39-yard TD pass to J.T. Thompson and another to Justin Jacobs for 19-yards, as Royse City (3-1, 1-0) pulled away.

Rockwall (1-3, 0-1) fought back, when Adam Dingwell and Jarron White connected on their second touchdown pass of the night with 2:50 to play.

But Royse City’s Ryan Fedric, who had 108 yards rushing in the game, scored his second touchdown of the night with a 27-yard run in the final minute to ice the victory.

Allen’s defense shuts down Rockwall in home opener, 24-6

Reports are sketchy at this point but In Rockwall’s first home game of the season, Allen High School’s defense proved too much for the Yellow Jackets offense as they shut down Rockwall, 24-6.

Rockwall’s lone score came on an intercepted pass, which was returned for a touchdown by an as-yet unnamed player. The Yellow Jackets came no closer to additional points than a missed field goal in the first half. In the second half, Allen’s ferocious Eagle’s defense stopped Rockwall time after time from driving for points.

Allen’s junior quarterback Matt Brown accounted for two touchdown passes, plus a 43-yard run for another TD. He also scored on a 28-yard run which was called back due to a penalty for an illegal block.

Rockwall now stands at 1-2 for the season. Allen remains undefeated.

More detailed reports will become available over the weekend.